ENACTUS 2011 This event was held at the Celebration Center in Harare with a turnout of around 400 people including High Schools such as Kutama College, Prince Edward High School, Harare High School and Hillbright College. There were 7 tertiary institutions participating namely: Bindura University of Science Education, Catholic University of Zimbabwe, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Midlands State University, National University of Science and Technology, Solusi University and Women’s University in Africa. The former US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray was a keynote speaker and his speech was on ‘Leadership’. Mrs Mara Hativagone was the second keynote speaker and her speech was on ‘Entrepreneurship and the Role of the Youth,’ Mr Gary Thompson was the third keynote speaker and he gave a motivational speech on ‘Revamping One’s Strategy’. The winners were as follows: the 2011 Champions were Chinhoyi University of Technology. Midlands State University took first runner-up and Women’s University in Africa clinched second runner-up. ENACTUS 2012 The SIFE Competitions never disappoint and the 2012 competitions were no exception. This year the competition was held on Friday 6 July and it was bigger and better than before with over 600 people in attendance. There were 59 Judges from different sectors in attendance from both the two opening round leagues and the final round league. There were over 100 observers from different educational ministries, media and corporate organizations. University students made up most of the numbers with over 360 in attendance excluding the high school which made up over 90 students from 6 six schools which were Prince Edward High School, Kutama College, Hilbright Science College, Mount Pleasant High School, Harare High School and Maranatha High School. Nine teams participated namely: Africa University, Bindura University of Science Education, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Catholic University in Zimbabwe, Midlands State University, National University of Science and Education, Solusi University, University of Zimbabwe and Women’s University in Africa. The final round had 4 Teams vying for the title of 2012 SIFE Zimbabwe National Champion and the winners were as follows: The Champions were Midlands State University who won a trip to Victoria Falls for two nights for 13 team members and a projector, the first runners-up were Chinhoyi University of Technology who won a projector, the second runners-up were University of Zimbabwe and they won a projector. The most improved team award went to Africa University and they won a printer. The teams have Faculty Advisors and each year an award for Faculty Advisor of the Year and the award went to Mr Chenjerai Muchenje from Chinhoyi University of Technology. There was also the President of the Year award which began in 2011 and Tatenda Horayi from Bindura University of Science Education took this title. The keynote speaker was Dr Chitepo who was then the Principal Director for the Ministry of Youth Development Indigenization and Empowerment and she spoke about the importance of leadership and entrepreneurship for the youth. During the competition for the first time there was the Top to Future Luncheon and all the final round judges and 2 students from each of the universities got the opportunity to network over lunch. During the luncheon, Mr Gary Thompson was one of the guest speakers and he spoke about Leadership in the 21st Century. The second speaker for the Luncheon was Mr Tawanda Mutyebere, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Con -Tools Holdings and he gave a testimonial on his leadership role and how a leader can thrive during difficult times. ENACTUS 2013 The 2013 Enactus National Competitions provided an incredible and powerful opportunity to make a positive impression with the Enactus teams presenting their community outreach projects from around Zimbabwe. The year 2013 was no different with the defending Champions Midlands State University vying to hold on to their title against 8 other teams from universities across Zimbabwe. There were over 500 people in attendance including over 288 students, over 117 judges, observers and invited guests and over 38 university administration supporting their teams. Of the 288 students, there were four high schools in attendance to witness what their peers were doing and these were: Harare High School, Mount Pleasant High School, Prince Edward School and Hilbright Science College. The National Competition was exciting with a sense of high energy and enthusiasm, which highlights the emotions experienced at a national event. The University of Zimbabwe (UZ) emerged the 2013 Champions and will be flying the Zimbabwean flag high at the Enactus World Cup being held in Cancun, Mexico from 29 September to 1 October. This is the third time that UZ will be representing Zimbabwe at the World Cup. In second place was National University of Science and Technology (NUST), in third place was Midlands State University (MSU) and in fourth place was Harare Institute of Technology (HIT). Mrs Divine Ndhlukula, the founder and Managing Director of the successful SECURICO, one of Zimbabwe’s largest security companies was the Keynote Speaker. In less than 15 years of doing business, SECURICO has achieved a number of significant feat such as has more than 3,400 employees – 900 of whom are women. In her address she motivated the students to continue practicing servant leadership through an example of her own business in employing women who are widowed, former prostitutes and unemployed women. She also honoured the spirit of entrepreneurship that was present in the teams’ community projects and the relentless commitment to self-improvement they displayed. She further iterated the tenet of integrity, urging the students to remain true to who they are and what they do in aspects of their lives. ENACTUS 2014 Harare, Zimbabwe – The National Competition was an expected event as there was social media buzz prior to the event. University of Zimbabwe (UZ) emerged the 2014 National Champion and will be flying the Zimbabwean flag high at the World Cup again this year, for the second consecutive time. This is the fourth time the team will represent Zimbabwe at the World Cup. University of Zimbabwe was the first African country to bring the then SIFE World cup to Africa in 2005. Among University of Zimbabwe’s award-winning outreach efforts were projects that included an agro-based project that aimed to promoting food security and nutrition, employment creation and education through mushroom farming, fish-farming and market gardening. Other projects from various teams addressed viable methods of farming, recycling, women empowerment, education, livelihoods for orphans and vulnerable children and sustainable environmental management. George Guvamatanga Managing Director of Barclays Bank, delivered the keynote address, urging the youth to grab the opportunities that are presented to them, as well as taking advantage of their strength of being tech-savvy. He mentioned that the younger generation should lead the older generation into the new era of technological advancement. This year’s event was also made special with the presence of Jonas Atingdui, who is the Managing Director, International Division Affiliate. There was also a Top-to-Future-Top luncheon which mingled top executives, who were also the Final Round Judges, and students from various teams. The competition day was also ignited with exhibition tables from various sponsors as well as the team’s display of their work carried out through the Enactus year. Our heartfelt appreciation goes to our sponsors who truly made the one day event overwhelmingly successful: KPMG, CABS, TelOne, Unilever, TSL Limited, Total Pvt Ltd, American Express Pearlsard Travel, Delta Corporation Limited and Dairibord Holdings. Quick Facts National Champion – University of Zimbabwe 2nd place – National University of Science and Technology 3rd place – Chinhoyi University of Technology 4th place – Bindura University of Science and Education Competing Teams – 8 Total attendees – 510 Students – 340 Faculty – 22 Executives – 147 ENACTUS 2015 In anticipation of the exciting Enactus World Cup taking place in Johannesburg this October, there was a very special guest of honor at this year’s Enactus Zimbabwe National Competition: the South African Ambassador to Zimbabwe Vusi Mavimbela. Mr. Mavimbela spoke about the history and unity of Sub-Saharan Africa and how this connection should remain strong and alive through our young people. Generously sponsored by Dairibord Holdings, KPMG, CABS, TA Holdings, Delta Corporation Zimbabwe, Yo Milk, Zimbabwe Online, ZB Bank, Sandune Media, Tongaat Hulett and TEAM Consulting the event brought together more than 350 Enactus Zimbabwe supporters on 3 July to the Sango Conference Centre, Cresta Lodge in Harare. The day began with the opening round of competition, where six teams presented the results of their entrepreneurial initiatives to 37 executives serving as judges. The top two teams from each league then moved forward to the next round where 23 final round judges selected a national champion. That champion was the team from the University of Zimbabwe, their third year as champion, whose impressive portfolio of work included Project Sani-Saver, which addresses the lack of access to affordable sanitary wear for women and girls in Zimbabwe. The team worked with My Pads Company, a social enterprise producing reusable sanitary pads, to develop an effective distribution model that would not only improve their business but also improve access to the product for those in need. The team will now begin preparations to compete on the global stage at the Enactus World Cup. Ensuring they can focus on their presentation, South African Airways made a generous gift, sponsoring their team attire and flights for October event! A series of additional awards were also presented during the event: the team from Great Zimbabwe University was recognized as the Most Improved team, while National University of Science and Technology and Midlands State University won awards for financial literacy. Over lunch, attendees had the chance to interact with and learn from each other during the Top to Future-Top Forum, where Valeta Mthimkhulu, Banking Director for Barclays Bank Zimbabwe offered her thoughts on the topic of “Breaking the Glass Ceiling”. Attendees also had the opportunity to hear from Natalie Morris-Jabangwe, Head of Business for Ecocash Zimbabwe, who spoke about “Innovation”. ENACTUS 2016 Harare, Zimbabwe- 1 July 2016. From a group of 7 university teams from across Zimbabwe, the Enactus team from Chinhoyi University of Technology has been named the 2016 Enactus Zimbabwe National Champion. Nearly 350 student, academic and business leaders assembled at Cresta Sango Conference Centre for the competition on Friday July 1st 2016. More than 70 business executives serving as judges evaluated the community empowerment projects of the participating teams and provided valuable input on their continued efforts. The successful community projects that Chinhoyi University of Technology will showcase at the World Cup include Stella Commune, which is a project that helped to empower fruit farmers in the Watyoka area of Mashonaland to negotiate their own deals for the sale of their produce, thereby greatly increasing their profit base. The farmers organized their cooperative into a successful registered company, which is creating employment for the community. The second project to be highlighted at the international stage is Project Cotre which worked at rehabilitating a business that was struggling from a lack of systems into a fledgling business which was revitalized to increase profits, establish innovative ways of management and employ additional employees. Other finalists include: Second Place— Midlands State University Third Place— National University of Science and Technology The Enactus Zimbabwe Board Chairman, Mr. Mucha Mkanganwi spoke at the competition awards ceremony and commended all the teams for their hard work and innovation which they applied throughout the year to improve the lives of the communities around them. He urged the teams to consider issues of sustainability for all their projects so they may operate in the long term. In addition to the competition, the Enactus Zimbabwe National Competition featured special learning and networking opportunities for participants, including the panel discussion held at the Top to Future Luncheon. The topic under discussion was on the problem of youth unemployment in Zimbabwe and around the world. Panelists included Mr. Chris Chenga, Dr. Godfrey Kanyenze and Ms. Hopolang Phororo as well as student representatives; the panel discussion was moderated by Mr. Bongai Zamchiya. The Keynote speaker at the event was Ms. Precious Murena, Human Resources Director at Lafarge Holcim Zimbabwe. She spoke on the skills gap in Zimbabwe and how young people can improve their employability skills by seeking advice of mentors, joining professional associations as well as creating networks now, which will be useful in the future. The University of Zimbabwe Enactus team will now advance to the Enactus World Cup 2016 in Toronto, Canada on 28-30 September. At the Enactus World Cup they will join the national champion teams from 35 countries to showcase their outreach efforts and compete for the prestigious title of Enactus Global Champion. ENACTUS WORLD CUP click here..